Border Patrol Agent Shot at Checkpoint in New Mexico, Six Arrested

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By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent was shot at a checkpoint in New Mexico on Thursday, and six people are in custody. 

The suspects were inside a car when one of them allegedly shot an officer, assigned to the Lordsburg station, in the chest around 11:30 a.m. on State Highway 46, CBP said in a news release.  

The agent, who was wearing body armor and survived the shooting, returned fire as the vehicle sped away. 

The vehicle rolled over in a crash a few miles up the road. 

All six people inside the vehicle were arrested. Two of them were airlifted to a trauma center in El Paso, Texas. 

The FBI, state police and other agencies are investigating. 

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